Morning Worship – 14 January 2024

Second Sunday of Epiphany/ Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Organ Prelude “Gavotte” (Arne)

Congregational Welcome
Choral Introit “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord (Hopson)

Call to Worship
*Opening Hymn #418 God, Bless Your Church with Strength!

*Prayer of Invocation: based on Psalm 100
All: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve God with gladness! Come into God’s presence with singing!
Know that the Lord is God.
For our God made us all, not we ourselves:
We are God’s people, and the sheep of the everlasting pasture.
Enter the gates of worship with thanksgiving, and this sanctuary of hope with praise.
Give thanks to God… For our Lord is good;
with steadfast love that endures for ever,
and faithfulness to all generations.
May God be with us now in worship, and forever, Amen.

*Assurance of Light
*Sung Response in Praise (Hymn #411, vs. 2)
Arise, your light is come! Fling wide the prison door;
Proclaim the captives’ liberty, Good tidings to the poor.

*Sharing of Peace
One Voice: The Peace of Christ be always with you.
All: And also with you!

The Day’s Psalm Ps. 139: 1-6, 13-18

The Children’s Time
The Hymn Response (insert) Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant?
(During the hymn children are invited to Church School)

The Gospel Reading John 1: 43-51

The Morning Meditation The Rev. Kenneth Baily

The Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
(Our father and mother…trespasses)

Call to Offering
Choral Offering “A New Year Carol” (Benjamin Britten)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Christ the word in flesh born low,
Praise Holy Spirit evermore,
One God, Triune, whom we adore. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving
*Closing Hymn #563 Lift Every Voice and Sing

*Assurance and Blessing
*Choral Benediction “Grace to You” (Larson)

Postlude “March in C” (Purcell)

* Those who are able please stand


NHCC is an Open and Affirming, Still Speaking congregation where all are welcome regardless of the divisions or separations that some in society would impose:
whoever you are, you are welcome in God’s house. “In Christ we are a new creation,”
so we are blessed to be together in Christ’s name.

Next week, January 21 after worship, a small group gathers to discuss membership at NHCC.
Contact Ken Baily or any reader or welcomer to learn more.

Thanks to worship leaders Ken Baily, Wendy Donnell, Jan Zimmerman,
Yevgenia Semeina-Maroyan, Steve Harris, Mission Committee, and Misha Hill.

Each Sunday, NHCC is blessed to be able to include remote members and friends in worship via
Youtube and on our website. Worship is live-streamed and recorded. We don’t control who can watch
or who can be seen. If you do not wish to have your likeness recorded, streamed, or photographed,
please inform a greeter so you can be seated appropriately.

“We don’t know for sure whether words save lives,
but we know for sure that silence kills.”

— James Orbinski, receiving Nobel Prize

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